Searching for search on Technorati
Stephan Spencer sent this through to me. You've got to laugh - a search for "Internal Search" on Technorati returns a Search Error :). It is working now - but it is amazing how useless the results are.
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eTail Mid-Market
We're exhibiting at eTail Mid-Market on Tuesday, Wednesday this week in San Francisco. We would love to see you if you can make it.
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Google toolbar upgrade a little evil
I use the Google toolbar and I love it. The main thing I use it for is to easily search our intranet - using the feature that lets you add buttons to access any search you want. Today the toolbar upgraded itself - which is OK. But what I thought was very aggressive (and a [...]
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Learning Navigation
This week we launched our Learning Navigation service. This is a natural extension to our Learning Search service. Learning Navigation makes it easier for your visitors to find what they're looking for while they're navigating your site because it brings the popular products to the top at all stages of the navigation. We've designed the [...]
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Preparing for the holidays
This is a busy time of the year for us. We're busy because our customers are busy preparing for their busy time - the holidays. It's busy, busy busy. Last year we saw that on average, the number of site search queries in the holidays was over 2.5 times higher than it was in September. [...]
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Ajax Search
There is growing interest in using Ajax with search. Google is experimenting with it at Searchmash.com. Microsoft are using it on Windows Live Search and Amazon are using Ajax on A9. Eurekster are using Ajax to allow users to change the search results on Swikis and Snap are using it to display search suggestions. Ajax [...]
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Chiasso and PC Universe in the news
I noticed a couple of our customers in the news this week. PC Universe won a web award. We power their search and one of our partners, Left Click Labs, has recently helped them redesign their site. Well done to Tom, Patrick and the team at PC Universe. I also saw Chiasso featured in this [...]
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Grid vs List view for search results
We continuously try to improve our best practices around site search. Recently we've been looking at layout options. Specifically, which is the best layout grid or list. The grid view is more compact and so allows you to show more products above the fold. It is potentially easier to browse through many results using this [...]
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More on site search vs web search
Following on from my earlier post speculating that there are way more site searches than web searches. Why is it that we hear so much less about site search? Both site search and web search are important for a site owner - web search helps drive people to the site, while site search helps people [...]
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Site search vs web search
What type of searching is more common: web search (using Google, Yahoo, et al) or searching within a site? The number of web searches done daily is approximately 200 million. Google gets about half of those about 90 million. At SLI we serve site search for only a tiny fraction of all web sites but [...]
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